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Bartolini Pickups

Bartolini Pickups/Electronics

Bartolini first appeared at the dawn of replacement pickups for electric instruments in the Early 1970’s. Started by Bill Bartolini in 1973, Bartolini Pickups and Electronics was one of the very first companies to offer a pickup that was not from one of the big 5 guitar companies Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Guild or Rickenbacker. Although he may not have known it at the time Bill and his pickup contemporaries like Larry Dimarzio and Overland (EMG) were in the right place at the right time. Fender and Gibson had been bought out by CBS and Norlin. And the revolution in musical styles of the late 60’s and early 70’s created the demand for new instruments and tone qualities that went beyond those of the previous years. Bartolini and others experimented with new concepts in tonal quality, which led to an offering of replacements that quite effectively re-voiced these instruments and allowed their customers get the sound they wanted out of the instruments they already had; it was a perfect solution.

The 70’s and 80’s was to be the era of guitar modification At the same time many young, soon to be famous, luthiers were learning their trade and they needed to figure out were the pickups where to come from. Some of these new luthiers had the desire for a more modern pickup design and sound. Bill worked closely with these builders creating many unique pickup designs to bring out the full range and accuracy of their instruments response- “you can hear the wood” was a common response. He also defined the many different shapes and sizes of pickups that we see today. The sounds and shapes of these Bartolini pickups is now the standard that we compare all other pickups to. To this day Bartolini offers more shapes of pickups and pre-wired on-board electronic harness configurations than any other company. A list of luthiers that have used Bartolini reads like a who’s who of modern bass building. Tobias, Pedulla, Ibanez, Spector, Zon, Roscoe, Elrick, Warrior have all used Bartolini’s, and a few use them almost exclusively.

We are proud to be full-line stocking dealers for Bartolini. We recommend them equally to any bass modders and experienced luthiers alike. They are very satisfying to install for first timers. You will notice a night and day difference in the tone of your instrument. If you are starting a bass building business and are wondering what pickups and pre-wired harnesses to be using look no further. Bartolini is the perfect choice. It’s always a challenge to find buyers for your spec-built bass that agree with every choice you made in the specifications. Bartolini pickups will help you avoid having to sell someone on the pickups you chose for it. Used on countless thousands of custom basses, Bartolini is the original custom bass pickup.

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  1. Bartolini 'B-Axis' Humcancelling Pickups

    $88.00 - $192.00
    *Jazz Bass Sets and Singles for 4 and 5 String Basses*
    Based on the Original 1970’s Bartolini HI-A design, the B-axis series Precision Bass® (P Bass® ) and Jazz Bass® ( J Bass® ) have gained the interest of highly respected by musicians and luthiers alike for their Huge Punchy Tone,...
  2. Bartolini CBJD-1 'Classic Bass' Dual In-Line Humcancelling

    $79.00 - $168.00
    *Jazz Bass Sets and Singles for 4 and 5 String Basses*
    The "Classic Bass" Jazz bass pickups are highly respected by musicians and luthiers alike for their deep tone, strong lows, low mids tone. They feature a dual in-line humcanceling coil design. The "Classic Bass" series...
  3. Bartolini CBJD-3 'Classic Bass' Bright Tone Dual In-Line Humcancelling

    $79.00 - $168.00
    *Jazz Bass Sets and Singles for 4 and 5 String Basses*
    “Jazz Bass Sets and Singles for 4 and 5 String Basses”The CDJD-3 pickup is the Jazz Bass® ( J Bass® ) replacement pickup set. It is highly respected by musicians and luthiers alike for its bright, enhanced treble tone....
  4. Bartolini CBJS-1 'Classic Bass' True Single Coil

    $72.00 - $152.00
    “Jazz Bass Sets and Singles for 4 and 5 String Basses”The CBJS-1 pickup is the Jazz Bass® ( J Bass® ) replacement pickup set . The set is highly respected by musicians and luthiers alike for its deep tone, strong lows,...
  5. Bartolini CBJS-3 'Classic Bass' Bright Tone True Single Coil

    $72.00 - $144.00
    *Jazz Bass Sets and Singles for 4 String Basses*
    The CBJS-3 pickup is the Jazz Bass® ( J Bass® ) replacement pickup set . The set is highly respected by musicians and luthiers alike for its deep tone, strong lows, low mids tone. They feature a low noise single coil design. The "Classic...
  6. Bartolini 'Original Bass' Dual In-Line Humcancelling Pickups

    $79.00 - $184.00
    *Jazz Bass Sets and Singles for 4, 5 and 6 String Basses*
    These pickups are split coil hum-cancelling designs - think of them as a "P-Bass pair in box". These are wound to yield more "growl" from the Bridge pickup. They are very similar to Bartolini’s old 94J pickups, just ever so...
  7. Bartolini SU 'Original Bass' True Single Coil

    $76.00 - $159.00
    *Jazz Bass Sets and Singles for 4 and 5 String Basses*
    Single Coil, Deep Tone. These pickups are wound to yield much more "growl" from the Bridge pickup. They are very similar in tone to the old Bartolini 94J 4 string pickups, just ever so slighlty brighter at the bridge. Tonally, these have...
  8. Bartolini 'Singularity' Soapbar True Single Coil

    $92.00 - $239.00
    *Soapbar Bass Sets and Singles for 4, 5, and 6 String Basses*
    Singularity Bass Pickups provide massive single coil voice in soapbar shapes. The asymmetric blade design yeilds powerful lows and low-mids along with bright treble due to its precise sensing aperture. The pickups support a wide range of string...
  9. Bartolini 'Classic Bass' Candybar Dual-Coil In-Line Humcancelling

    $76.00 - $192.00
    *Sets and Singles for 4, 5 and 6 String Basses*
    The Skinny Soapbar Dual-Coil In-Line Humcancelling is a dual in-line (hum-cancelling) design features deep tone, strong lowsThe "Classic Bass" series bass pickups are passive designs featuring an extended and more resonant frequency...
  10. Bartolini 'Classic Bass' Candybar True Single Coil

    $68.00 - $152.00
    *Sets and Singles for 4 and 5 String Basses*
    The Skinny Soapbar Single Coil design features powerful lows and low-mids – bright treble.The “Classic Bass” series bass pickups are passive designs featuring an extended and more resonant frequency range. They have far more...
  11. Bartolini 'Original Bass' Candybar Dual-Coil In-Line Humcancelling

    $79.00 - $199.00
    *Sets and Singles for 4, 5, 6 and 7 String Basses*
    The humcancelling split coil design features deep tone with strong low and midrange, and a top end that is slightly rolled off.The "Original Series" bass pickups with passive designs. They are cast in epoxy to remove unwanted feedback...
  12. Bartolini 3XR-N Black Guitar Pickup

    $84.00
    Strat®replacement pickup for the bridge position
    The 3XR-N pickup is a Strat® replacement pickup for the bridge position. It has a deeper tone with high output, designed with a single coil to fully embody the Strat sound. We make them in North Up (N) and South Up (S) magnetic polarities. ...
  13. Bartolini 3XQ-S White Guitar Pickups

    $84.00
    Strat®replacement pickup
    The 3XQ-S pickup is a Strat® replacement pickup for the middle position. It has a clear, smooth, near vintage range tone designed with a single coil to fully embody the Strat sound. We make them in North Up (N) and South Up (S) magnetic...
  14. Bartolini 3XQ-S Black Guitar Pickups

    $84.00
    Strat®replacement pickup
    The 3XQ-S pickup is a Strat® replacement pickup for the middle position. It has a clear, smooth, near vintage range tone designed with a single coil to fully embody the Strat sound. We make them in North Up (N) and South Up (S) magnetic...
  15. Bartolini 3XQ-N White Guitar Pickups

    $84.00
    Strat®replacement pickup
    The 3XQ-N pickup is a Strat® replacement pickup for the middle position. It has a clear, smooth, near vintage range tone designed with a single coil to fully embody the Strat sound. We make them in North Up (N) and South Up (S) magnetic...
  16. Bartolini 3XQ-N Black Guitar Pickups

    $84.00
    Strat®replacement pickup
    The 3XQ-N pickup is a Strat® replacement pickup for the middle position. It has a clear, smooth, near vintage range tone designed with a single coil to fully embody the Strat sound. We make them in North Up (N) and South Up (S) magnetic...
  17. Bartolini 3X-S White Guitar Pickups

    $84.00
    Strat®replacement pickup
    The 3X-S pickup is a Strat® replacement pickup for the neck position. It has a clear, smooth, jazzy full range tone designed with a single coil to fully embody the Strat sound. We make them in North Up (N) and South Up (S) magnetic polarities. ...
  18. Bartolini 3X-S Black Guitar Pickups

    $84.00
    Strat®replacement pickup
    The 3X-S pickup is a Strat® replacement pickup for the neck position. It has a clear, smooth, jazzy full range tone designed with a single coil to fully embody the Strat sound. We make them in North Up (N) and South Up (S) magnetic polarities. ...
  19. Bartolini 3X-N White Guitar Pickups

    $84.00
    Strat®replacement pickup
    The 3X-N pickup is a Strat® replacement pickup for the neck position. It has a clear, smooth, jazzy full range tone designed with a single coil to fully embody the Strat sound. We make them in North Up (N) and South Up (S) magnetic polarities. ...
  20. Bartolini 3X-N Black Guitar Pickup

    $84.00
    Strat®replacement pickup
    The 3X-N pickup is a Strat® replacement pickup for the neck position. It has a clear, smooth, jazzy full range tone designed with a single coil to fully embody the Strat sound. We make them in North Up (N) and South Up (S) magnetic polarities. ...
  21. Bartolini 3XR-N White Guitar Pickup

    $84.00
    Strat®replacement pickup for the bridge position
    The 3XR-N pickup is a Strat® replacement pickup for the bridge position. It has a deeper tone with high output, designed with a single coil to fully embody the Strat sound. We make them in North Up (N) and South Up (S) magnetic polarities. ...
  22. Bartolini 3XR-S Black Guitar Pickup

    $84.00
    Strat®replacement pickup for the bridge position
    The 3XR-S pickup is a Strat® replacement pickup for the bridge position. It has a deeper tone with high output, designed with a single coil to fully embody the Strat sound. We make them in North Up (N) and South Up (S) magnetic polarities. ...
  23. Bartolini 3XR-S White Guitar Pickup

    $84.00
    Strat®replacement pickup for the bridge position
    The 3XR-S pickup is a Strat® replacement pickup for the bridge position. It has a deeper tone with high output, designed with a single coil to fully embody the Strat sound. We make them in North Up (N) and South Up (S) magnetic polarities. ...
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